The Gallus section of IPD-MHC will contain information about selected genes on chicken chromosome 16. This microchromosome is divided into two sides by the Nucleolar Organising Region (NOR) which encodes rRNAs. One side is known to contain BLA (the classical class II A gene) and the B complex including the classical MHC and BG genes, lectin-like genes and CD1 genes, while the other side is known to contain the factor B gene and the Y locus including nonclassical class I and class II B genes as well as lectin-like genes.
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Prof. Jim Kaufman - jfk31 [at] cam.ac.uk
University of Cambridge, Department of Pathology, United Kingdom
- Maccari G, Robinson J, Ballingall K, Guethlein LA, Grimholt U, Kaufman J, Ho CS, De Groot NG, Flicek P, Bontrop RE, Hammond JA and Marsh SGE IPD-MHC 2.0: an improved inter-species database for the study of the major histocompatibility complex. Nucleic Acids Res. (2017), 45: D860–D864
- Miller MM, Bacon LD, Hala K, Hunt HD, Ewald SJ, Kaufman J, Zoorob R, Briles WE 2004 Nomenclature for the chicken major histocompatibility (B and Y) complex. Immunogenetics (2004) 56:261-79